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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 19:36
The University of Prince Edward Island extends its condolences on the passing of UPEI honorary degree recipient and founder Frank Zakem after learning of his death after a long illness. He was 81 years old. UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz said, 'Our University has lost a great friend in Mr. Zakem. He was a special man and a champion of Prince Edward Island post-secondary...
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 19:22
The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon, will perform on Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 pm in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This special performance is done collaboratively with the PEI Intermediate Honours Band. Among the highlights of the afternoon, the Wind Symphony will perform 'Mars,' the first movement, from Gustav Holst...
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 11:14
On Saturday, January 26, UPEI will host the sixth annual UPEI Men's Hockey Alumni Night. Former Panthers from across generational lines will lace up and compete in ‘Green and White' games starting at 4:00 pm in the MacLauchlan Arena. Due to overwhelming numbers, both ice surfaces will be used, and more than 40 players will be broken up into four strong teams. The alumni action...
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 07:58
In response to recent media coverage, the UPEI Board of Governors has issued the following statement. 'The University of Prince Edward Island takes allegations before the Human Rights Commission very seriously, and considers all employee matters confidential. We are cooperating fully with the Human Rights Commission and expect the matter to be resolved to the satisfaction of all...
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:21
Neuromuscular neurologist and author Dr. Kevin Nelson will be on campus on January 28 and will present 'In the Borderlands of consciousness: spirituality arising from the brain in crisis' from 7-9 pm in AVC's Lecture Theatre A. He is the director of medical affairs, assistant dean for clinical affairs, and professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky located...
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 06:15
The UPEI Music Department is proud to present the 2013 Music Performance Competition Finals Concert on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature six UPEI music students who were chosen by a panel of Music Department faculty members during the preliminary round of the competition. The judges for the final competition, Christie Beck, Alan Dowling, Don Fraser, Ron Murphy, and Claire...
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 07:54
The University of Prince Edward Island congratulates President Emeritus Wade MacLauchlan, CM, who was recognized this week by Canada's Public Policy Forum as one of three influential Atlantic Canadians. Canada's Public Policy Forum's first Atlantic Dinner & Awards held on Thursday, January 17, in Halifax, Nova Scotia recognized MacLauchlan; the Honourable Margaret...
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:38
The University of Prince Edward Island has learned that, for the first time, both male and female Subway Atlantic University Sport Athletes of the Week are UPEI Panthers - and both happen to be hockey goaltenders. A news release issued today from AUS announced that Marie Soleil Deschenes, from the UPEI Women's Hockey team, and Wayne Savage, from the Men's Hockey team, are the top athletes in the...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 06:38
The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that seasoned sport promoter Bill Schurman will become its new Director of Athletics and Recreation, effective February 4. Schurman most recently has been General Manager of the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce and Management Consultant for the Summerside Storm professional basketball team, but is best known for having worked with the...
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 10:00
Join us Wednesday, January 16 for a celebration of the culture of writing and publishing from UPEI's Faculty of Arts. We'll launch eight new books by six author/editors that were published in 2012. The event begins at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI's Main Building. Books will be available for sale and for signing. This year's titles include: •...

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